Our commitment

"Mental health is a state of well-being in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.”

World Health Organisation (WHO), 2014. Mental Health: a State of Wellbeing.


Transport for NSW is committed to providing a mentally healthy workplace where employees feel safe and are encouraged to access support to maintain their own mental health and the mental health of their colleagues. A Mentally healthy workplace benefits all employees, their families, organisations and the broader community.

A Mentally healthy workplace promotes wellbeing, minimises workplace stress, and is an environment where staff with poor mental health feel safe to talk about their condition, are supported and have equal opportunities. Like physical health, mental health is not fixed. Mental health can vary from a functioning state of wellbeing through to severe symptoms of a mental health condition. Everyone has a role to play in creating a mentally healthy workplace – it is a shared responsibility.

Early detection of mental health issues followed by appropriate, timely intervention and support can significantly reduce the severity, duration and recurrence of mental health issues and associated disadvantages.

To support this approach we have developed a number of initiatives as part of a Mental Health and Wellbeing strategy.


Our strategy

Learn more about the Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategypadlock


Executive sponsor

Senior leaders play a critical role in positively influencing the workplace environment, management practices and experience of employees.

Narelle Monahan, Executive Director Commercial and Strategy, is the executive sponsor for Transport for NSW Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy.

The executive sponsor promotes and champions the Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy, supports the ambassadors and plays a key role in leading the way to active and visible leadership in creating a mentally healthy workplace.


Ambassadors program

Transport for NSW Mental Health and Wellness Ambassadors are senior leaders across the organisation leading the way to a mentally healthy workplace by demonstrating a visible and active commitment to mental health in the workplace.

Mental Health and Wellness Ambassadors are selected via an expression of interest process and are supported by the executive sponsor and Transport for NSW People and Culture Team to:

  • Champion the implementation of the Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy throughout the agency and within their division.
  • Represent their colleagues and provide input and advice into the Staywell Program.
  • Lead by example, communicate regularly and contribute to a wellbeing culture.
  • Champion local mental mental wellness events.
  • Motivate colleagues and staff to join in mental health and wellness initiatives.
  • Provide peer-level encouragement, motivation and support.


Meet the ambassadors

Coming Soon

We are building this section to include information on Mental Health and Wellness Ambassadors and share their message on creating a mentally healthy workplace.

"Mental health is a state of well-being in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.”

World Health Organisation (WHO), 2014. Mental Health: a State of Wellbeing.


Transport for NSW is committed to providing a mentally healthy workplace where employees feel safe and are encouraged to access support to maintain their own mental health and the mental health of their colleagues. A Mentally healthy workplace benefits all employees, their families, organisations and the broader community.

A Mentally healthy workplace promotes wellbeing, minimises workplace stress, and is an environment where staff with poor mental health feel safe to talk about their condition, are supported and have equal opportunities. Like physical health, mental health is not fixed. Mental health can vary from a functioning state of wellbeing through to severe symptoms of a mental health condition. Everyone has a role to play in creating a mentally healthy workplace – it is a shared responsibility.

Early detection of mental health issues followed by appropriate, timely intervention and support can significantly reduce the severity, duration and recurrence of mental health issues and associated disadvantages.

To support this approach we have developed a number of initiatives as part of a Mental Health and Wellbeing strategy.


Our strategy

Learn more about the Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategypadlock


Executive sponsor

Senior leaders play a critical role in positively influencing the workplace environment, management practices and experience of employees.

Narelle Monahan, Executive Director Commercial and Strategy, is the executive sponsor for Transport for NSW Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy.

The executive sponsor promotes and champions the Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy, supports the ambassadors and plays a key role in leading the way to active and visible leadership in creating a mentally healthy workplace.


Ambassadors program

Transport for NSW Mental Health and Wellness Ambassadors are senior leaders across the organisation leading the way to a mentally healthy workplace by demonstrating a visible and active commitment to mental health in the workplace.

Mental Health and Wellness Ambassadors are selected via an expression of interest process and are supported by the executive sponsor and Transport for NSW People and Culture Team to:

  • Champion the implementation of the Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy throughout the agency and within their division.
  • Represent their colleagues and provide input and advice into the Staywell Program.
  • Lead by example, communicate regularly and contribute to a wellbeing culture.
  • Champion local mental mental wellness events.
  • Motivate colleagues and staff to join in mental health and wellness initiatives.
  • Provide peer-level encouragement, motivation and support.


Meet the ambassadors

Coming Soon

We are building this section to include information on Mental Health and Wellness Ambassadors and share their message on creating a mentally healthy workplace.